We all know the importance of focusing on the good in any situation. It trains you to see the rosy side of life, for one. But how many times have you completed a task or reached a new decade in life, just to realize that your earlier days could have been filled with so much more? More happiness, love, spontaneity, excitement, and even more relaxation.
The days are long, but the years are short. Children grow and change, as do we, and as we look back we realize just how quickly the time goes by. Every day has its own to-do list of ‘must-haves’ and ‘must-dos’. It’s so easy to get caught up in the tiny, little details. But at the end of the week, or month, or year, how many of those details do we actually remember? One, maybe two, or maybe a handful. But were all of those details essential? Probably not. This helps us to put life into perspective. What is on your to do list that is truly a ‘must-do’? What can you set aside or simplify? Look for areas of your life that can be made simpler, so that the good has a chance to shine naturally.
David Cassidy’s last words were, “So much wasted time.” Thinking about those words encapsulates a life message–Make the best of every moment. Show gratitude toward the people in your life. Find the good in every person and in every situation. And finally, live life knowing that the best is yet to come.